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03/09/07 3:58 PM ET

Arroyo smooth in Reds loss

Right-hander tosses two scoreless innings, strikes out three

INDIANS (ss) 7, REDS 3
at Sarasota, Fla.
Friday, March 9

Reds at the plate: Jeff Conine had a two-run double in the fourth inning for Cincinnati's only two runs. Josh Hamilton was 1-for-2 with a single and a run scored.

Indians at the plate: Ben Francisco hit a solo homer off David Weathers in the fourth inning. In the fifth, Mike Rouse hit a three-run home run. Later in the same inning, Grady Sizemore added a two-run homer.

Reds on the mound: Bronson Arroyo was smooth in his Grapefruit League debut. Arroyo worked two scoreless innings and faced the minimum six batters. He allowed one hit and struck out three. Dustin Hermanson worked one perfect inning with one strikeout in his debut in relief. Homer Bailey allowed five earned runs and three hits over two-thirds of an inning. Bailey walked two and hit a batter while also giving up two home runs.

Indians on the mound: Starter Adam Miller worked three scoreless innings and allowed two hits. Scott Lewis allowed two earned runs and two hits in one inning.

Grapefruit League records: Reds 6-2-1; Indians 7-2.

Up next: These two teams will meet again Saturday at 1:05 p.m. ET, this time in Winter Haven. Paul Wilson is slated to pitch for Cincinnati against Jake Westbrook.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.